Dan Willett lives on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast with his wife and two daughters. He has worked for more than 20 years as a Fisheries Scientist, which has taken him off-shore and to rivers throughout Queensland and beyond. Dan holds an M.Sc in aquatic biology, and has published widely through various scientific and industry media. Spinning for Jacks is his first novel, but carries that same watery theme that has fascinated him since he was boy.
For Jamie Croydon, the Koorang River is a wild and wondrous sanctuary beyond his parents’ farm. But at the start of summer, the river becomes the scene of a grisly find; something so left-field in Jamie's world that it jolts his outlook and wakes him to a primal mystery. He learns a greater truth hangs in the balance between things seen and unseen … and answers can always be found at the river.